MS SQL Server history began with the release of the first version, SQL Server 1.0. In 1989, it was a 16-bit wide server for the OS/2 operating system. Microsoft teamed up with Sybase Solutions in 1987 to develop a database management system that could compete with IBM and Oracle.
It was determined that Sybase would own all of the selling rights and profits generated by the product version developed for non-Microsoft platforms, while Microsoft would own the database product designed for Microsoft platforms exclusively.
Hence Microsoft published the initial version of SQL Server, which was intended for the OS/2 platform, in 1988. Later on, Sybase sold all the rights to Microsoft and now the product name was changed to MS SQL Server. Microsoft gained primary responsibility for the future of SQL Server on the NT platform in 1992. Microsoft's strategy of integrating a high-performance database with an easy-to-use interface was a huge success.
Version 6.0 significantly improved speed, included built-in replication, and added centralized management. Windows NT 3.1 and 4.2 for NT were published in 1996; version 6.5 Enterprise Edition was launched in 1997; and version 7.0, a full overhaul of the database engine, was released in 1998. SQL Server 2000 was launched by Microsoft in 2000. This version extends the SQL Server 7.0 foundation.
The Microsoft SQL Server History goes all the way up to the present day.
SQL Server 2016 13.0 included PolyBase support, allowing administrators to query CSV data as well as data stored in Azure or HDInsight. The implementation of the "Always encrypted" capability boosted data security still again. Using scalable hybrid DBMS, developers could create intelligent apps.
SQL Server 2017 14.0 "Helsinki" was a significant advancement. By combining SQL Server with Linux, this version allowed administrators the freedom to select programming languages and data kinds.
Microsoft SQL Server 2019 is the most recent edition available. It's one of the most advanced database administration tools, with a plethora of functionality. It's significantly easier to use and delivers more thorough information. It contains the Big Data Clusters option, which enables users to interact with massive data sets generated by artificial intelligence or machine learning.
It's a strong tool that allows you to deal thoroughly with your data and obtain all of the information you want. Microsoft SQL Server 2019 has been dubbed an Intelligent Database, with even higher speed and scalability than prior editions.